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Glossary of drug families

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ACID DEPRESSOR
PREVENTS THE PRODUCTION OF STOMACH ACID `
ACIDIFIER
MAKES PH OF THE BODY MORE ACID
ANESTHETIC
INDUCES SLEEP OR USED WHEN ON THE SKIN PRODUCES NUMBING
ADRENERGIC
Adrenergic nerves release norepinephrine as the neurotransmitter for the sympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic system activates and prepares the body for vigorous muscular activity, stress, and emergencies.
ANTACID
NEUTRALIZERS STOMAXH ACIDS
ALKALINIZERS
MAKES PH OF THE BODY MORE ALKALINE
ANALGESIC
RELIEVES PAIN WITHOUT LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
ANTIBACTERIAL
RETARDS THE GROWTH OF BACTERIAL
ANTIBIOTIC
kills or slows grow of bacteria
ANTICOAGULANT
PREVENT THE BLOOD FROM CLOTTING

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